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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 19 / Monday, February 1, 2021 / Presidential Documents


Sec. 203. National Climate Task Force. There is hereby established a National Climate Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force shall be chaired by the National Climate Advisor.

(a) Membership. The Task Force shall consist of the following additional members:

  1. the Secretary of the Treasury;
  2. the Secretary of Defense;
  3. the Attorney General;
  4. the Secretary of the Interior;
  5. the Secretary of Agriculture;
  6. the Secretary of Commerce;
  7. the Secretary of Labor;
  8. the Secretary of Health and Human Services;
  9. the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;
  10. the Secretary of Transportation;
  11. he Secretary of Energy;
  12. the Secretary of Homeland Security;
  13. the Administrator of General Services;
  14. the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality;
  15. the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;
  16. the Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
  17. the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; (
  18. the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy;
  19. the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;
  20. the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and
  21. the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

(b) Mission and Work. The Task Force shall facilitate the organization and deployment of a Government-wide approach to combat the climate crisis. This Task Force shall facilitate planning and implementation of key Federal actions to reduce climate pollution; increase resilience to the impacts of climate change; protect public health; conserve our lands, waters, oceans, and biodiversity; deliver environmental justice; and spur well-paying union jobs and economic growth. As necessary and appropriate, members of the Task Force will engage on these matters with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments; workers and communities; and leaders across the various sectors of our economy.

(c) Prioritizing Actions. To the extent permitted by law, Task Force members shall prioritize action on climate change in their policy-making and budget processes, in their contracting and procurement, and in their engagement with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments; workers and communities; and leaders across all the sectors of our economy.


Sec. 204. Policy. It is the policy of my Administration to lead the Nation’s effort to combat the climate crisis by example—specifically, by aligning the management of Federal procurement and real property, public lands and waters, and financial programs to support robust climate action. By providing an immediate, clear, and stable source of product demand, increased transparency and data, and robust standards for the market, my Administration will help to catalyze private sector investment into, and